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Author Gina Rippon: “Gender and our Brains”

Sunday, September 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Author Gina Rippon will discuss her book, which explores how recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology research have helped debunk long-held beliefs that there are biological distinctions between female and male brains. An honorary professor of cognitive neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, Birmingham, England, Rippon has spent decades researching the neuroscience of gender and her work has appeared in both scholarly and mainstream journals.

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Sunday, September 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Janie Hermann
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Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds by Gina RipponA breakthrough work in neuroscience and an incisive corrective to a long history of damaging pseudoscience, finally debunking the myth that there is a biological distinction between male and female brainsFor decades, if not centuries, science has backed up society's simple dictum that men and women are hardwired differently, that the world is divided into two different kinds of brains--male and female. However, new research in neuroimaging suggests that this is little more than "neurotrash."In this powerfully argued work, acclaimed professor of neuroimaging Gina Rippon finally challenges this damaging myth by showing how the science community has engendered bias and stereotype by rewarding studies that show difference rather than sameness. Drawing on cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology, Rippon presents the latest evidence which finally proves that brains are like mosaics comprised of both male and female components, and that they remain plastic, adapting throughout the course of a person's life. Discernible gender identities, she asserts, are shaped by society, where scientific misconceptions continue to be wielded and perpetuated to the detriment of our children, our own lives, and our culture.Gina Rippon has been researching the neuroscience of gender for decades and her work has been featured widely in New Scientist, The Telegraph, and The Conversation, among other publications, both scholarly and popular. She has been interviewed for documentaries for the BBC, and is a strong and regular speaker at venues such as the Royal Institution and the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University. GINA RIPPON is a professor of cognitive neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, Birmingham.More info here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2150962/gina-rippon#events
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